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    A tiger rests on a Christmas tree at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on the day before Christmas Eve December 23rd, 2015.

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    "Look bub, I don't know who this 'Santa' is, but it ain't me." -

    An orangutan named "Pacquiao" dressed in a Santa Claus costume joins an "Animal Christmas Party" at the Malabon zoo in suburban Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, Dec. 21st.

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    Mabel, a 2-month-old pygmy hippopotamus calf, appears with her mother, Chomel, at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Dec. 22th. Pygmy hippos are native to western Africa swamps and rain forests. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the species as endangered.

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    "Better not be socks again" -

    A tiger curiously looks at and cautiously paws two colorful ribbons attached to a stack of grass at an enclosure of the zoo in Cali, Colombia, December 22nd. As the animals are currently suffering from a heat wave in the region, they very much enjoy juicy fresh fruit to quench their thirst. Cali's Zoo in the recent days received some Christmas presents including vegetables, ice creams, honey and relaxing essences.

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    "I don't care what's in this box, I'm gonna eat it." -

    White lion Yabou opens a Christmas package filled with food on December 23, 2015 at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France.

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    Hey, not sure that's how you're supposed to eat that. -

    A group of lemurs open a Christmas package filled with food on December 23, 2015 at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France. 

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    Christmas Zen -

    A tiger rests on a Christmas tree at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on the day before Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 23rd.

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    A chimpanzee unwraps a Christmas present with tasty food at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on the day before Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 23rd.

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    No use in wrapping it, he can already smell what's in there. -

    A racoon tries to unwrap a Christmas present with tasty food at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on the day before Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 23rd.

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    Hoping for some rogaine for Christmas no doubt -

    This condor was brought to the Santa Fe zoo in Medellin, in the department of Antioquia, Colombia on December 22nd. It belongs to one of three pairs of condors brought from Chile to Colombia for inclusion in the national breeding program supported by the Ministry of Environment through the Andean Condor National Conservation Program, which seeks to prevent the extinction of this emblematic species.

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    "Trying to eat my hay here bub." -

    Dec. 23, 2015 - Berlin, Berlin, Germany - Boehm plains zebras in their enclosure at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, 23 December 2015. PHOTO: PAUL ZINKEN/DPA (Credit Image: © Paul Zinken/DPA via ZUMA Press)

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    Getting measured for a Santa hat. -

    Larkin Johansen, bird keeper at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, scratches CJ, a Magellanic penguin, on the head at the zoo in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Dec. 25th.

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